A PGA Tournament Preview of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines North and South Courses — La Jolla, CA. StatementGames alternative Fantasy Golf, play for FREE and WIN CASH Rewards.
When: January 28 – 31
Where: Torrey Pines North & South – La Jolla, CA
TV: Golf Channel – (Thursday) 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
(Friday) 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET
(Saturday) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
(Sunday) 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
NBC – (Saturday) 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
(Sunday) 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
Torrey Pines North & South
Designer: William P. Bell (1957) – In 1999 golf course architect Rees Jones extended the southern course to 7,600 yards, while the northern course was extended by Tom Weiskpof in 2016.
Par: North & South are both = 72
Yardage: North = 7,258 | South = 7,698
Greens: Poa annua – Fairways: Kikuyugrass
Course Record: (North) 61 – Mark Brooks (1990) (South) 62 – Tiger Woods (1999)
Player Field: 156 Players
Purse: $7,500,000 Million
Winner’s Share: $1.36 Million
FedExCup Points: 500 To Winner
Farmers Insurance Open – 3 PGA Players To Watch
Marc Leishman – the defending Farmers Champion is back in form! He played well in the Masters and tied for fourth in the Sony Open in Hawaii two weeks ago. Now he’s in the ideal place to keep his momentum going. In addition to winning last year, when he overcame a four-shot deficit at the start of the final round with a 7-under-par 65 to beat Rahm by one shot, Leishman’s finished second twice and tied for eighth at past Torrey Pines events.
“It reminds me a lot of home, the grasses that are at Torrey Pines here I grew up on at Warrnambool (Australia),” Leishman said.
Jason Day – is a two-time Farmers Insurance champion and will make his 2021 debut at Torrey Pines with a Frankenstein bag set up and a new swing as he looks to return to the top of the PGA TOUR.
Day, who won the Farmers Insurance Open in 2015 and 2018, will start the year as an equipment free agent after being with TaylorMade since 2006. He also started working with instructor Chris Como on swing changes to limit the back pain that he has battled over the last decade. Day worked with Colin Swatton for two decades before the pair parted ways last season.
Frankenstein bag and new swing… until proven wrong, we will be staying away from Jason Day picks as this is a recipe for disaster.
Garry Woodland – is now pain free. Upon looking back at The American Express –
“I borderline want to cry. It’s the first time I’ve played without pain in six months,” Woodland said following his final round at The American Express. “I got out of pain about three weeks ago and wanted to test it out. I was rusty, but it was great.”
Woodland finished tied for 18th place for his first top-20 finish since last July. More importantly, you have an opportunity to pick up a Major Champion at 66-1.
Farmers Insurance Open Golf Tournament & Fantasy Golf Predictions
PGA Tournament Preview Facts
- Golf Digest ranked Torrey Pines among America’s 100 Most Testing Golf Courses.
- In 1940, fearful of a Japanese invasion, the federal government leased 710 acres of the Torrey Pines mesa and used it as an Army Base. (Camp Callan)
- In 1951, Torrey Pines was used as a 2.7 mile race course. Sports cars and grand-prix racers competed.
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- Cameron Davis Vs Gary Woodland – Gary Woodland (Best Finishing Position)
- Overall Tournament Winner WINS BY UNDER 2.5 Strokes
- Jason Day Vs Adam Scott – Adam Scott (Best Finishing Position)